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Mar 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
can hear, behind us, "we want rivers." that's nick rivers, who is the fourth senior. started as a student manager here and has played on the varsity for the last couple years -- gosh, that seems a strange thing to say, "on the varsity." >> bill: that's a throwback. >> verne: it is, isn't it. >> bill: jay is not sure this is over. >> verne: exactly. >> bill: finally sat down. nice combo in the backcourt with woodall and gibbs. >> verne: don't forget, duke-north carolina coming up tonight, prime time. in chapel hill. wayns. rebound, gilbert brown. nick rivers is going to get the play -- to play in his final game -- i think he was coming in. >> bill: i think he ran down there on his own. >> verne: maybe so. >> verne: that was funny. my goodness, he was halfway to the scorer's table and now, he's at the end of the bench. pittsburgh. how well they've done at the free-throw line today, they're now 21 of 23. here comes the ovation. nick rivers. >> bill: in a city known for its rivers, how about this applause. >> verne: combination of the victory, and the big east championship, and the ap
CBS
Mar 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
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Mar 6, 2011 6:30pm EST
police stumped and family worried. >>> good evening everyone, thank you for joining us. two families desperately trying to find their missing daughters. the girls have not been seen for the last 24 hours. derek valcourt spoke to the family who are looking for answers. >> reporter: it has been a rough 24 hours as you can imagine. the families have not seen their two young daughters since about 5:00 saturday night and they are gravely worried tonight. >> let us know that our girl is okay. >> reporter: family members distraught over the disappearance of two young girls in the randalls town area of baltimore county. azaria griffin and tiara taylor were with a third young girl over near this dollar store at around 5:00 on saturday. that's when family members say according to that third young girl, a man in a black car or suv forced her two friends into his car and then took off. that third girl was able to get away. she's been cooperating with police as desperate family members now plead for the family's help and the safe return of 12-year-old azaria griffin and tiara taylor. >> get home
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 4:00pm EDT
200,000 people have been evacuated from a 12-mile area, and the us navy moved warships further offshore to avoid radiation exposure. the quake triggered a tsunami that devastated japan's coast. rescue crews continue to search through the massive and widespread records. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out, and in one town, a ship ended up resting on top of a building. ohm homeowners trying to pick up the pieces aren't sure where to begin. >> i don't have the money. >> the united nations are helping to coordinate relief. millions are without food and water, and aide workers are having trouble getting through because of the damage. us marines loaded planes headed for the japanese mainland. makeshift shelters are jammed and people have to stand in line for water n. many towns that still have gauche stores, the shelves are emptying out. in areas near nuclear power plants, authorities are checking radiation levels. many cities are without electricity because the reactors are off line which means millions will have to stand another night in the cold. wjz, eyewitness news. >> the
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> keeping us poured up, it's not always possible. there could be penalties for utilities that keep us in the dark. wjz and andrea fujii live in front of constellation energy. good morning, andrea. >> reporter: good morning. utility companies like bge and pepco may have soon a bigger incentive to restore power after an outage -- millions of dollars in fines. when the power goes out residents can do little but wait for their utilities. >> if it's cold, dark and quiet, our homes are vulnerable. >> reporter: in january 00s of homes were -- in january, hundreds of homes were left in the dark pepco was criticized for not getting their customers back on line quick enough. now there could be penalties for future delays. >> the legislature will have one more exhibit in their arsenal of evidence that pepco is not guaranteeing the sort of reliability and resonsiveness. >> reporter: the state senate is considering a bill which would fine utility companies each delay their service is below par. they could lose 2 1/2% of their gross ref knew, amounting to $4 million a day. >> if there's legislation th
CBS
Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
attempted to commit suicide in his own jail cell, using his clothes. >>> 39-year-old aaron thomas escorted out of court, seen here before a judge this afternoon. prosecutors believe he is the east coast rapist, pictured in these sketches, responsible for some 17 rapes over 14 years. being in maryland, stretching to virginia, rhode island and connecticut. >> reporter: he was arrested last week after electronic billboards went up. they garnered 51,000 hits in just one week. >> reporter: ultimately, the media campaign led to a detailed hit that led to a crack in this case. >> reporter: thomas kept his head down. prosecutors said he asked, what took you so long? they said thomas confessed to several of the rapes saying he has dr. jeckyll and mr. hyde personality. >> they were music to my ears to hear that he had been arrested. >> reporter: the top prosecutor in prince william county, virginia, said thomas will face five life sentences for the attacks on two teenaged girls. he's accused of dragging into the woods and raping at gunpoint. >> this case concerns me, almost as much as the d.c. snipe
CBS
Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
hellgren is there and shows us how the women allegedly pulled off the scam and how officers caught them. >> reporter: kai, it's much bigger than just maryland. that's what police are telling us tonight. this is quite an elaborate scheme, involving spotters and people inside the stalls. police pored over hundreds of hours of video before making the arrest. >> reporter: these are the bathroom bandits. they're a ring of scammers who preyed on the women as they used the bathroom. stealing their purses and using credit cards to buy thousands in merchandise. furs, shoes, big-screen tvs, computers. >> you come in and stop at a rest area, it's a public area you think it is safe. >> police say lookouts would spot easy targets outside and call their partners inside. >> these individuals were simply wearing street clothes, but they pretended to be an employee. and people believed them. then once the potential victim was inside the stall, they would knock on that stall door, create a diversion of some stipe -- type. and while the woman whose attention was directed to the front of the stall, the oth
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
backup plan, officials are checking to see if a drill can be used to dump water on the reactors. the u.s. is now telling american citizens living within 50 miles of the power plant to evacuate. radiation levels have risen in nearby towns and very slight increases have been detected as far away as tokyo. officials say it's not enough to be dangerous but many are avoiding the city. >> reporter: the security council held a moment of silence for japan. >> the u.s. is helping to coordinate relief effort. sending in aid and rescue efforts from around the world. >> reporter: brittish and rescue crews are searching for survivors. >> the train of access underneath. obviously, as you can see, very, very difficult conditions. >> crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times, family members are there. to mourn their loved ones. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> another nuclear crisis, as local experts are preparing for the worst. if a disaster hit the east coast. the situation in japan could play out here in maryland. wjz live, mike hellgren spoke out with the state
CBS
Mar 7, 2011 6:00am EST
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CBS
Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
into lockdown. police do not know how many weapons were used but say they have identified several people of interest. >> if anyone saw anything -- i mean, the littlest thing, to help the police to catch his killer, because it's senseless. and it needs to stop. >> reporter: dobbs just moved to the area from glen burnie. his cousin said he loves football. and almost always had a smile on his face. >> he had a big heart. a kind soul. and he wasn't that type of person to be shot down and murdered like that. my little cousin can't breathe another day. he can't open his eyes. he can't hug his mother. he can't do nothing. >> reporter: both police and the family say they don't know the motive behind the shooting, whether he may have been bullied. >> these are the incidents and the things that happen that stems from people being bullied. you know, people being picked on. i mean, he had dreams, you know. and now them dreams are gone. >> news release sent out late this afternoon. police say this all stemmed from a fight. they would not do an interview with us today. reporting live in baltimo
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
sure if they are a person of interest or merely a witness, as the lieutenant tells us, they are still investigating, still collecting evidence at the scene. and they did find a knife at the scene. but they're still investigating to see if that is involved with this case. reporting live in baltimore county, kelly mcpherson, wjz eyewitness news. >> okay, kelly. thank you. >>> now to the disaster in japan. the eyes of the world remain on that nuclear plant, crippled by the earthquake and tsunami. wjz is live with complete coverage. mike hellgren has more on concerns at a nearby plant that has a similar design as the japanese plant. but first, mary has the latest on the crisis. >> there is finally good news. signs engineers are starting to stablize the situation there. engineers have took hooked autopsy reactors at all six. but it could be days or weeks before all of the repair work is finished. and the all-important systems are restarted. still, radiation levels remain high around the plant, which has been evacuated. >>> and the first american death in the earthquake and tsunami has been
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
winter like event. for us, it will be the april showers that bring may flowers. >>> how about the rush? >>> hi, there, don, good morning. we have traffic lights out in two spots first in essex on rossville at mace avenue. treat that as a fourway stop. otherwise, taking a live look outside, everything's at full speed on all of the major roadways. 95 south of 543, looking good. we can say the same for 795. there's a and the bridge. no problems there -- there's 50 and the bridge, no problems there. >>> here's what people will be talking about today. a media blitz by the president. here's joel brown with more. it comes on the heels of last night's televised address. >> reporter: president obama is vowing to keep america's role in libya a limited one. >> going forward, a lead in enforcing the no fly zone, this is going to transition to our alleys and partners. >> reporter: he announced that nato would take full command tomorrow. the president said it was necessary for qaddafi to not kill his own people. >> i won't wait for mass graves before taking action. >> reporter: the president didn't
CBS
Mar 4, 2011 6:00am EST
government won't do anything about it and the courts give us no remedy, people will start taking matters in their own hands. someone will get hurt and when the blood starts flowing, let it be on the justice's hands. >> reporter: most are sickened by the supreme court's decisions allowing the group to stage demeaning protests at the funerals because they believe that god is punishing america. some comments say while they're disgusted, they agree that the church has the same right to freedom of speech. without it, the country would be opening the door to sensorship. many agree. it's the offensiveness to the words that adds to the rights almost. it's only by allowing you to speak against everyone that's repulsed by what you say do we have a forum. in theory, then make we'll all speak back and write editorials and do news shows about how repulsive it is to offend the families of the fallen heros. >> conservative justice samaleto was the only one against this. >>> this officer was supposed to face 30-degree murder charges. now-- face first degree murder charges, but he's held without
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 6:00am EST
mediterranean sea. for now,the pentagon will use these only for emergency evacuations. >> we're looking at a lot of options and contingencies. no decisions are made on other actions. >> in an interview, gadhafi's son warned against military actions. >> using force against libya is not acceptable. there's no reason. [thick accent] >> reporter: the u.s. must lead the response. if gadhafi doesn't step down, hurricane was warned that the u.s.' future could be at stake. >> reporter: at libya's border, chaos is already underway. tens of thousands are desperate to escape the violence. in washington, wjz, eyewitness news. >>> and there are no mediate reports of the casualties from the violence. >>> it's been more than three months since a teen stow away died in boston. the 16-year-old crawled into the wheel well of a jet at the airport in charlotte and then died when the landing gear came down from approach in boston. the official report on how it happened has been sealed by the government. the airport in charlotte has plans to increase the staffing and bolster security there. >>> south west flights are
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> there's a time when you have to use more manpower for more important issues, like that. >> i can't stress over that. it's -- what is going to happen is going to happen. if you stress about it, it's just going to eat you up. >> reporter: this afternoon, that controller down in d.c. was suspended by the faa. mike schuh reporting live at bwi. mary, back to you. >> a second controller has been added to the overnight shift at reagan international. and a study is under way to determine if any other airports need additional controllers. >>> a baltimore city police officer is out on bail tonight. he is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl who was living with him in harford county. wjz is live in edgewood. mike hellgren has more on what the officer is saying about the accusations. mike? >> reporter: kai, the detective says any kissing and touching was not for sexual gratification, simply a comfort with a kiss on the cheek for a teen he was trying to help. >> detective rowland faced the most violent offenders, getting them off the streets. now he faces charges for sexually
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 4:00pm EDT
presidential compound. u.s. officials say he was using the building as a command center. >> and there is also a command facility that we are certain is a command and control facility. and that is the facility that was attacked. >> reporter: the goal of the mission is to take away gadhafi's ability to attack civilians and to establish a no- fly zone, while americans are leading the operations now, the u.s. is eager to hand over control to other nations. >> we anticipate this transition to take place in a matter of days, and not a matter of weeks. >> reporter: the coalition strikes seem to be strengthening the rebels' cause. after street battles with forces in benghazi overnight, rebels kept control of the city. now, many are moving westward, vowing not to stop until they get to the capital of tripoli. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: so far, nato is not playing a role on the attacks on libya. that organization requires all 28 members to vote yes before it can get involved. and officials from turkey are voting no. >>> hospitalized in rome. u.s. house democrat
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
can you say. >> they're doing a lot for us. this is a little part i can do today. >> reporter: malachowski's mother said her son wanted to go out serving his country. >> that's the best way to go. he died doing what he loved, we should all be so lucky. >> reporter: and staff sergeant malachowski will be laid to rest at the arlington memorial with full honors. >> both malachowski's mom and sister both served in the military. >>>-- it helps drivers avoid dui checkpoints. when you download the app to your smart phone it lets you know where the checkpoints are if you want to avoid them. blackberry agreed to stop selling the app. >>> and a disney cruiseship worker disappears. does anyone know what happened to them? >>> the missing cobra that sparked a real scare in the big apple. >>> where's the spring weather. bob turk is updating our weather forecast. >>> and the stowaway that no one wants to see. ,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> if port of baltimore proved to be the last stop for a bug not more than an inch long. and it's lucky it was stopped. alex demetric reports that where this bug came fro
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
fallen out of balance, there by threatening the long term stability. >> and the commitment to us was that we would have a living wage, that we will have reasonable health benefits and that we would have support after 30 years of hard work. >> workers came in on more than 75 buses and they weren't alone. >> more. more. more. give us more. >> reporter: a small group of taxpayers also showed up saying the union is being too greedy. >> and as taxpayers, that's not okay for us to watch a bullying entity threaten legislatures into not being wise about legislate lating. >> i sympathize with them, i'm a worker too, but nobody is paying my pension. we've all got to contribute to our own retirement. >> reporter: this isn't the only issue lawmakers have on their plays. the -- on their plate. it will give instate tuition rates to illegal immigrants. that proposal cleared the state senate late last night. meanwhile committee hearings get underway in other bills and another that will do away with the death penalty. and supporters of repealing the death penalty saying they have a good chance of
CW
Mar 27, 2011 10:00pm PDT
the back may fall down on top of this house. >> there used to be a patio behind this house and now it is only mud. residents say there are cracks in the homes. the fire department has cut off gas in the homes as a precaution. >>> yesterday's flash flood. water, several feet deepgushed. it was the second failure by the same pipe in as many days an left a huge mess. anne makovec on the cleanup that began today. >> reporter: the sound of industrial vacuums replaces the sound of rushing water heard here yesterday when the second flood in three days tore through the downtown village turning streets into rivers. the water came from an underground culvert at the bottom of this 20-feet deep hole created when the pipe blew thursday. >> it is a sad situation. >> reporter: richard lives across the street from these homes all either yellow or red tagged. this pile of rubble used to be one of them. many were vacation homes but some housed elderly people. >> the red cross will help them for two weeks but what do they do after that? >> reporter: downhill dozens of businesses are cleaning up. >> w
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
are in the process of leaving us. temperature wise, milder this morning. we're in the 40s pretty much for most of the metro region and in the 50s towards the eastern shore. the 30s in the mountains. there are the temperatures. now, this afternoon, we're warming up to 60 degrees. the sunshine will be returning and this is the warmup and the forecast, don. >> thank you very much. >>> here is christy at news 13 traffic control. >> hi, don, hi, everyone. don, back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> here is what people will be talking about today. a race to stop a ticking time bomb. nuclear reactors in the japan is still heating up. as the corr's glow, they are summarizing the water, creating more pressure, which could cause another explosion or worse. charlie is reporting on the fears of a meltdown. >> reporter: efforts to prevent a full-blown nuclear disaster suffered a set back overnight. >> and theres have said to have been evacuated. >> reporter: a dangerous spike in radiation levels forced workers out of the nuclear power plant, but a short time levels, officials say that the l
CBS
Mar 7, 2011 4:00pm EST
those gadgets we use to be more productive may be keeping us up at night. terrell brown reports for wjz in tonight's healthwatch. >>> americans aren't getting enough sleep. >> we don't get home from work until sometimes close to 1:00 a.m. and we get up and go to the gym at 6:00. >>> it's not just long work hours. the technology we use might also be to blame. the national sleep foundation found that 95% of people surveyed use a computer, video games, cell phone or tv in the hours before bed. >> i can't sleep without the tv on. >> really? >> i have to have background noise to to sleep. >> reporter: the artificial light emitted from tv and computer screens suppresses the release of melatonin, a hormone needed for sleep. >> we're falling asleep at a later hour. still have to wake up at the same time. so you're getting less hours of sleep. >> reporter: doctors recommend that adults get 7 to 9 hours and teenagers get a little more than 9 hours. >> reporter: staying asleep can be a problem, too. one in five people say they were awakened during the night by a phone call, text or e- mail. do
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm EDT
conspiracy. he is accused of using his influence to help get them federal grants. >>> baltimore county teachers are sounding the alarms. school officials trying to reduce a massive budget shortfall. teachers say proposed reductions in nearly 200 teacher positions through attrition will impact education. derek valcourt has more on how schools will be impacted. >> reporter: high schools are expected to take the biggest hit. this one, for example, could lose as many as eight teaching positions. and the teachers union is worn warning that all of these changes will impact class sizes. >> reporter: no search lay -- teacher layoffs this year. but through attrition, baltimore county schools will reduce the number of teachers by 196. it's all in this proposed budget next year. it's not good news for teachers at patapsco high school, where as many as nine will be reassigned to other schools. >> basically, what that means is the departments were getting smaller. and that's going to impact the class size for students. some may go up to over 30. >> reporter: union officials expect elementary school
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, upper 30s to low 40s to the west of us. and it's the mountain areas to the hills and north and west. may see just a bit of snow early tomorrow morning. notice, tim has a look -- now, tim has a look at where the real snow will fall during the day tomorrow. >> that is definitely going to be to the northeast. it's funny that the storms down in the south are really connected to the ones that are moving right along the coastline and up into the northeast. as bob just showed you, temperatures dictate exactly what everyone is getting. and we are fortunately on the line, where the temperatures stay cool and we're getting these evening and overnight hours, where we get the light snow showers, mixed in with the rain. that's as those storms are moving from one level of temperatures to the other. the warm to the cold. we will see warm air building in the southwest. and all it's going to take is the jet stream to move up to the north, just far enough so that warm air is allowed to make it as far as the mid- atlantic. then we'll only be dealing with rain event, no more snow after that, hopefully
CBS
Mar 10, 2011 4:00pm EST
was about 3 feet. you can see this is pretty big, compared to what they're used to here. there's also flooding in frederick. and the dam is open in conowingo. so that raises the flooding concerns for port deposit and havre de grace. reporting live from baltimore, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. stay with wjz for the latest coverage on weather warnings and live doppler radar. we have crews heading to other parts of the area that are dealing with flash flooding. and we'll continue to update you throughout the newscast. >> reporter: a stormy day on wall street. >> some bad economic news from china, as the u.s. sends stocks tumbling. here's a look at the numbers from moments ago. the dow was down 227 points, below the 12,000 mark. the s&p is down 24. nasdaq off 50. >>> formally charged. today, nearly a dozen city police officers are indicted in a towing scam. denise is in the newsroom with more on the scheme. >>> a federal grand jury returns indictments against 10 officers and two others, charging them with extortion. the owner of the majestic road shop are charged
CBS
Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm EST
la plata. these are coming in quickly. too fast for us to be able to keep track of them as quickly as the rain is coming down. >> there's a lot of rain, tim. thank you. our first warning weather coverage continues now with mike hellgren. he is live in north baltimore. and the problems the rain is causing. mike, what does it look like in neur your-- in your area right now. >> it's a good thing it has stopped, but the danger is not over. you can see the water in the street. there is water coming from the jones falls into the roadway and flooding the roadway. and the jones falls itself is still raging right now. the water is moving very fast. you can see it here behind me. it has continually been above about 9 feet throughout the afternoon. and we're not out of the woods here just yet. >> reporter: the governor has now declared a state of emergency. activating the national guard. getting anywhere tonight. will be treacherous. >> can barely see the car in front of you. can barely see where you're going. sliding all over the place. it definitely is a nightmare out there. >> maryland's e
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 6:00am EDT
accurate information available, count on us at wjz.com. >>> here's what people will be talking about today. two uncontrolled landings across from washington, d.c. here's kelly mcpherson to report. the feds are making changes after an air traffic controller fell asleep as the planes were coming into land. >> reporter: just after midnight in d.c., two planes landed without communication with the air traffic controller. the one person working didn't respond to pilots and other towers. >> we called a few times on the land line. they're calling on the commercial line and no answer. >> i fly every day. i need them to be awake. >> reporter: the controller fell asleep working his fourth consecutive overnight shift working 10:00 a.m -- 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. >> flights slow down, they need more than one person. >> reporter: there are 30 towers nationwide with one overnight shift worker. bwi has two overnight workers. now, the faa added they add a second person. >> we'll get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: the air controller's association says it has language that prevents solo workers ov
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
of the market and all hospitals have been ordered to stop using them. >>> the fbi continues to investigate how a bullet hole ended up in the fusel lodge of a plane. the pilot noticed the hole in charlotte. the fbi discovered the slug. a pilot said this wouldn't be at risk of crashing from a single gunshot. >> we have holes, you know, there's a lot of doors in an airplane. they have seals and leak a little bit of air. that's not going to depressurize an airplane. >> the investigators aren't ruling anything out. no one was injured. >>> the united states will hand over control of the no fly zone over libya to nato today. there are reports this morning that a small fraction of rebels belong to al-qaeda. >>> and u.s. supreme court justice skeela has been ticketed for causing an accident along the george washington parkway. the 75-year-old was on his way to the high court when he rear ended the car in front of him setting off a chain reaction. >>> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake will unveil her budgets today. in it, there's 8% less spending for the year of 2012. some of the cuts incl
CBS
Mar 12, 2011 6:00am EST
, clear to partly cloudy, breezy. that breeze will dry us out from all the rain we had. breezy with sun and clouds tomorrow. mid to upper 50es, your complete five-day forecast is coming up. >>> thank you, tim. first back to other stories people are talking about. after much debate and delay in wisconsin, the governor there has signed a new law, stripping most state workers of collective bargaining rights. the move ended weeks of fiery debate that thrust union rights into the national spotlight. democratic senators left the state to keep republicans from voting on the measure. the gop was able to pass it in their absence with a legislative loop hole. the governor says the bill is needed to fix a $3 billion deficit. >>> a domestic violence case involving mel gibson comes to a sudden conclusion. >> hitting a woman when she is holding a child in their hands, breaking her teeth twice in the face, what kind of man is that? >> you're so angry now. >> you're going to get it. >> you deserved it. >> you're going to answer one day boy. >> gibson pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor battery charge
CBS
Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm EST
inland. horrifying people who are used to earthquakes. wjz has extensive complete coverage of the disaster in japan. tim williams explains why this was so deadly. mary bubala explains. but we begin with randall pinkston. >> the massive tsunami swallowed entire villages. and left others burning through the night. the 23-foot wave, triggered by the largest earthquake ever recorded in japan, swept away cars, boats and buildings. in one coastal town alone, 1800 houses were destroyed or badly damaged. police in the city of sendai have already recovered three bodies. hundreds more are missing. the 8.9 magnitude quake, centered east of tokyo, hit just before 3:00. >> it was so strong. and the undalation of the -- undualation of the earth was so powerful, we had to actually kind of hang onto the side of our house. >> reporter: large buildings shook. the prime minister felt it inside parliament. more than 400 buildings in and around tokyo are without power. >> my workers are all staying in the office. there's no getting out. there's no trains going anywhere. >> reporter: a massive fire. an
CW
Mar 26, 2011 10:00pm PDT
, cleanup has been difficult. ann shows us today, capatola was hit by another flash flood. >> a russian river once again took over the village saturday, water rescuers could do nothing but watch after a second flood started at this mobile home park, pushing water through the city downtown. flooding dozens of homes. >> it was like a river ran through my house. >> and businesses. >> i have weeks ahead of me. it doesn't feel like fun work. >> this is where it all began on thursday night when a culvert burst under ground and sent water shooting into the village. this time the hole is larger. they are estimating it is 20 feet deep. 20 feet wide, and 100 feet long. when the pipe burst saturday morning, workers just finished stabilizing it from the earlier floods. >> the rains, the volume of water. the heavy rain overran the crews. they had to abandon their equipment and seek shelter at higher ground. >> the floor literally fell out from under some homes. >> furniture, vacuum cleaners, couches going down the street. >> and a mobile home staircase in the middle of the avenue. this woman
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Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
the courts give us no remedy, then people are going to start taking matters into their own hands. and believe me, someone is going to get hurt. and when the blood starts flowing, let it be on the supreme court justice's hands. >> reporter: the issue has ignited a firestorm of comments on wjz.com, most people sickened by the supreme court decision, allowing the fundamentalist kansas group to stage protests at military funerals. because they believe god is punishing the country for homosexuality. but some agree the small church has the same right to freedom of speech. many legal experts say byron warnkin agree. >> and it's the offensiveness of your words that adds to your first amendment right. it's only by allowing you to speak by everyone who is repulsed by what you say, do we have a forum. and if in theory, if we are all repulsed by what you say, maybe we'll all wriek wright back and do editorials and news shows about how repulsive it is to offend the families of our fallen heroes. >> reporter: maryland is one of 42 states that have since passed laws restricting picketing near funera
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Mar 3, 2011 4:00pm EST
is continuing. vic is in the newsroom with new developments on this for us. >> police say a total of 10 women will face charges in the hazing incident. so far, only 7 will come. a woman said she was choked and punched by the women and thrown around a room. she was also hit seven times with a paddle. the victim said she was told it was part of the initiation to get into the sorority. back to you. >>> the university of maryland said the sorority was suspended in november, after the school learned of these accusations. >>> root now, every american can feel the impact -- right now, every american can feel the impact of the violence in libya. the gas prices continue to go up. today the fighting only gets worse. >> reporter: armed rebels and burned-out trucks line the road as oil facilities continue in bregga. this has fought off moammar gadhafi's forces for two days. >> we are strong. >> reporter: this video shows heavy gunfire in the wide open desert, where rebels could only duck for cover. president obama says that gadhafi has lost his legitimacy. >> colonel gadhafi needs to step down f
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Mar 27, 2011 8:00am EDT
killer this morning after a man is found stabbed to death. the victim is reginald rag. police tell us someone stabbed him several times in the neck and body. detectives do not have any suspects yet rated. >> she helps shatter the glass ceiling in politics, not tributes are pouring in after the death of geraldine farah wrote. the former vice presidential candidate's life and legacy. >> ladies and gentlemen of the convention, my name is geraldine farah wrote. >> she made history in 1984 when she became the first woman to run for vice president on a major u.s. ticket. >> america is the land where dreams can come true for all of us. >> she died at a massachusetts hospital where she was being treated for blood cancer. in a statement, president obama said, geraldine will forever be remembered as a trailblazer who broke down barriers for women and americans of all backgrounds and all walks of life. >> are we going to win this one? >> she was a little-known congresswoman from queens, new york one one thurmont dell chose her as his running mate. >> vice president, it has such a nice ring to it
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Mar 13, 2011 8:00am EDT
beginning to relax. he does not know when he will come back home to baltimore. >> stay with us for complete coverage of the disaster in japan. >>> back here in maryland it looks like the worst of the flooding has passed. the river finally crested yesterday afternoon. flood gates remained open overnight on the dam sending water into basements and back yards. that water won't recede until they close a few more flood gates, which might not happen until tomorrow. >> it's bad. this reminds you have niagara falls. >> and at last check, 19 flood gates were still open at the dam. >>> in baltimore city police are searching for a killer this morning. detectives say someone shot three people last night as they left the avenue. doctors say two men that were shot should survive. >>> police in montgomery county are looking for a man behind a vicious attack at an upscale clothing store. two women had just closed the store in bethesda when one realized she forgot something inside. when they went back, two men attacked them, killing one of the women and raping the other. the woman who survived was
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
matched. time to face the pollen that used to make me sneeze... my eyes water. but now zyrtec®, the fastest 24-hour allergy relief, comes in a liquid gel. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. >>> it's the top of the hour, it's march 1st as you look at the moon and venus. it's a pretty site. we've watched it all morning long. it's a little bit cool out there. kristy breslin has all sorts of things happening. >> well, that was the moon, ge and pennsylvania. >> we're seeing clear skies today. we're having seasonal conditions. 45 going to a high of 48. >>> what's going on south of here? here's kristy breslin. >> good morning, don an everyone. we have a problem on the northside of the outer lupe, that could catch your eye. a disabled vehicle is slowing things down in that direction. 95 southbound still moving slowly. a new accident as you approach arundel hill's boulevard. the two left hand lanes are blocked there. to get into the city, 395 may be the better bet. we'll take a live look. that's a view of the toll plaza route. let's take another live look here. there's
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Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
office into how he may have been using his county-paid security detail. wjz is live. derec valcourt breaks down the- - derek valcourt breaks down the controversy. >> reporter: they routinely provide security for the county executive, even driving him places. but at issue here, did he ask them to do personal errands or errands on behalf of his campaign is this. >> reporter: anne arundel county executive john leopold, slapped with a subpoena thursday night. sources say the state prosecutor is looking into whether leopold ordered the county police officers, assigned to his security detail, to pick up a $4,000 check to his campaign from the firefighters polit political action campaign. a spokesman said he'd be in budget meetings all day. wednesday, leopold admitted to wbal radio, he did ask an officer to run an errand last year. >> during my campaign, i was in excruciating pain because of two back surgeries. i could not physically drive an automobile. and this one check, unfortunately, was not picked up by me personally, as it should be. >> this man, john singleton said he is trying to
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Mar 22, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. this man says he has apologized to us, but we also want to know when we can get back into our homes. that depends on progress at the diichi plant, where crews are repairing the systems. officials say the work being could take days. water in one reactor storage pool is reported to be dangerously hot. if the water burns away, exposed fuel rods could throw more radiation into the atmosphere. >> radiation is still rising from the complex. but they're not sure where it's coming from. >> reporter: u.s. troops are still making humanitarian flights to areas deemed safe. but pentagon officials say they are being cautious. >> we're very concerned about the health of our men and women in uniform. >> reporter: concerns about contamination are spreading. traces of radiation are being found in sea water, vegetables and milk. the government claims the levels are not a threat to human health. >> reporter: about 170,000 people are believed to be in shelters. but one school turned into an evacuation center, victim his to make way for students. classes resume with many evacuees looking on. randa
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Mar 29, 2011 4:00pm EDT
workers make more and get promoted faster. wal-mart is trying their leveled best to keep us out of court so that the facings won't -- facts won't be presented to the public at large. >> reporter: wal-mart says not some the company says that the suit is so big, not all of the women are in the same situation. >> i've had a positive experience at wal-mart like thousands others. not being able to get out of the case is wrong. >> reporter: that's the issue that several will decide, whether hundreds of thousands should be part of the lawsuit. one justice is troubled by a law. he's unsure what was the unlawful policy at wal-mart. outside courts, a plaintiff told about being held for a different standard. >> i was told to blow the cobwebs off of my make up and doll up. >> reporter: if the case goes ahead, it could cost america's largest employer billion of dollars. >>> the u.s. supreme court is expected to rule by summer. >>> an intense search is underway after a shooting in a parking lot of a mall. we're over the marley station's mall parking lot. a man was shot here. he made his way near
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Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
we talked with had all heard about the incident. >> there's a time when you have to use more manpower for more important issues like that. >> i can't stress over that. what's going to happen is going to happen. if you stress about it, it's just going to eat you up. >> reporter: this afternoon, that controller who was said to have a good record was suspended by the faa. reporting live, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> a study is under way to determine if any other airports need additional controllers. >>> for the second day in a row, a maryland police officer has been charged with sexual abuse involving a teenager. investigators say frederick county sheriff's deputy, sam bowman, had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. it allegedly happened when he drove her home from walkersville high school earlier this month. the 46-year-old is charged with child sex abuse and a fourth- degree sex offense. and the city police officer finds himself on the wrong side of the law tonight. new information about the sex abuse allegations leveled against him. wjz stays on the story. mike hel
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Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
judge to keep a woman accused of killing her coworker behind bars. derek valcourt tells us what prosecution says led up to the violent attack. >> reporter: prosecutors say it all started when the victim confronted the suspect over some possible stolen items. they say that led to a deadly 20-minute long struggle between the two women and hundreds. lies by the suspect to cover it all up. >> reporter: 27-year-old britney norwood is called by police, a cunning liar, for making up a story that she and her coworker, jana murray, were beaten and raped. instead, prosecutors detailed in court and in these charging documents what they say really happened. accusing norwood of a violent attack on murray, crushing her skull, severing her spine, and hitting her over the head countless times. the motive, prosecutors say, all because murray confronted norwood over items she believed to be stolen if the store. >> the young jana, did, in fact, call her store manager to report what she thought had been a theft. again, that was stated in open court. beyond that, i'm not going to speculate. >> repor
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
also getting busy in that direction. you can always count on us at wjz.com. >>> we begin with news of. a two alarm fire. this is over spring dale avenue. there's no word on what started the fire or the name of the person killed inside. >>> a teen was killed as school lets out. the police interviewed several other teens as well. andrea fujii is live outside of police headquarters. >> reporter: good morning, don and everyone. wjz saw three teens leave the police headquarters after speaking with investigators. this murder is rattling a community already on edge. >> reporter: first, an argument and gun fire in highland village. in the end, a 16-year-old boy is dead. >> a couple of the kids came to the house with like bats and branches. >> reporter: it happened after 2:30 yesterday afternoon in a townhouse development. the boy ran after being shot. he collapsed on his front steps. it's ridiculous they can get a gun. it's ridiculous to say. >> twice now, in the matter of six months, there's been deaths in the neighborhood. >> reporter: last halloween, another 16-year-old boy was killed. a 1
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Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
kinder to us. tim williams is in the first warning weather center. >> a calm start to the day. 32 now at bwi marshal. the winds have remained calm. 81% relative humidity, 30.30 and rising, your barometer reading, 32 in elkton, 39 on the shore, 38 in dc, 38 in washington county, 38 in the nation's capital, 34 in bel air, 35 in annapolis and kent island. winds are calm around the state. the northwest flow will give us cooler air. that will suppress our temperatures, we will see them rebound, but that comes with the cost of rain late tomorrow night into wednesday. rain stays with us, widely scattered showers could be heavy at times, but nothing like last week. we will just be seeing scattered showers. rain stays with us, bringing temperatures from the southwest as well. we'll go up to 60 degrees, which is 10 degrees above our normal high for this time of year. the warm front leading the way will bring in temperatures, as it makes its way into the mid-atlantic. the sunrise today is 7:19. your next high tide 8:20. no advisories in effect. 50 degrees with intervals of clouds and sun. a very
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
us every night. >> reporter: already interviewed by fbi profilers. they are hoping the information will help them with other cases involving pedophiles. wjz(eyewitness news), vic? >> thank you. under the structure of the deal, legs will have limited appeal options. >>> mayhem, gun fire outside a popular mall startles customers, and tonight a robbery victim is in the hospital. more on what happened. >> reporter: police say this appears to be some sort of drug deal gone wrong, one going down at lunchtime in the middle of a busy section of the parking lot. just shy of 1:00 tuesday afternoon, police are called to investigate a shooting in glen bernie. >> we heard a real faint pop sounding and people going frantic. >> seen a couple people running, one black guy holding his head down like that. i was like oh, man. something just happened bad. >> reporter: shoppers heard gun fire from inside the scene, which is a packed parking lot between a popular department store and restaurant. >> it looks like there was an altercation in the parking lot that resulted in an adult male being shot in th
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Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm EST
see with warm, moist air being pulled from the south. that's going to stay with us through tomorrow. and again, we'll see flooding conditions, potentially up to 4 inches of rain. with this system. and an already saturated atmosphere. bernadette will have more on this. and we'll have the complete first warning forecast coming up. back inside. >>> people on the susquestion an whatta river -- susquehanna river are preparing for more. >> reporter: folks in this area are bracing for that storm after emergency management officials all over the state are warning about the flooding potential. >> in the town of port deposit, sitting on the susquehanna, heavy rains always raised concern, in an area where frequent floodwaters routinely caused street closures. county officials keep an eye on the forecast. >> you look at barricading any streets that need t. look at cleaning all of your storm drains. our town maintenance has been on it, as well as state highway administration. >> reporter: their real risk comes when waters on the susquehanna rises. forcing operators of the conowingo dam to open m
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Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
deposit. they are very much used to that level of the river. but as you're seeing, route 222 is closed. the state highway administration has a truck stationed along 222, coming out of port deposit. you will not be able to get from route 1 to port deposit as the roadway is flooded as 16 spill gates open. >> thank you, captain mike perry, reporting live. first warning weather coverage continues with bob turk. >>> we have a couple of real sprinkles north and west of us. no real rain. and as mike said, we still have flood warnings on the potomac there. frederick, washington and montgomery county. york, lancaster, down to harford and cecil. take a look at rainfall numbers. extremely impressive storm. many areas picking up a month's worth of rain. ruxton, just under that. churchville and northern harford county. 4 1/2 inches. arnold and the airport. around 2 1/2 as you can see. some other areas, around town, you can see. sparks, north of the city. 3.68. ocean city, the least amount we could find at only three- quarters of an inch of rain. now, as far as the yearly totals are concerned
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Mar 13, 2011 10:00pm PDT
, the bart train jackknifed as described to us by bart earlier today. you can look up the embankment and see the 8th and 9th cars a of a 10-car train. they are continuing to work on this throughout the night. they have a plan in place. a very large crane gingerly lifting two of the cars that derailed outside the concord bart station and put them back on the tracks. crews on the scene all day getting them back in service. the track has been tied up since two cars derailed about 9:20 a.m. this morning as the training was pulling out of the station. >> just started shaking back and forth. moving around. and it almost felt like we were going over stuff. and one of the ladies that was sitting next to me was like, i don't think we should be moving right now and she started getting up and that's when we started panicking. >> reporter: causing significant track damage and engineers are trying to decide if work in the area played a role. >> this is the first train to start single tracking and when it was crossing over to go into the single tracking mode that's when the slow speed derailment h
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Mar 31, 2011 4:00pm EDT
us when we will see sun again. hi, tim. >> hello, everyone. we're looking at another gray, drizzle kind of afternoon. drizzly, i should say. and with spotty showers all across the region. we're not looking at a whole lot of improvement here any time soon. temperatures are only now in the low to mid-40s. and we are well below our average high of about may -- about 59 degrees this time of year. with this rain, have several other areas of low pressure yet to move across. one of them is just across the carolinas, moving over toward the coastline. that is eventually going to track up toward the northeast, bringing them, pretty heavy winter like conditions. how much of that might we see? well, we'll have that answer coming up in your complete updated first warning weather forecast. >>> we're going to check on the roads here with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >>> some problems beginning out there in baltimore city. we have pictures of a crash that just happened. it's involving two overturned vehicles, west cold -- greenspring lane. we'll give you more information as it becomes av
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Mar 1, 2011 4:00pm EST
american people want us to get our fiscal house in order. and this is a step in the right direction. >> reporter: democrats charge the extension is too short and cuts too much. >> this is not a way to run the largest government and most important government in the world. >> reporter: two weeks may not be long enough to find common ground. republicans want to slash $60 billion from this year's budget. democrats say those cuts will hurt the economy. and they want more time to negotiate. >> the white house is obviously engaged. >> reporter: now, the white house is stepping in. instead of two weeks, the president wants to extend government funding another 30 days, giving both sides time to strike a deal. >> we believe it would be harmful to the economy. that if we created a toll booth, where we are negotiating again and again. >> reporter: president obama has vowed to veto any bill that would include any dut -- cuts the republicans republicans want. he spoke with house speaker boehner, but both sides are still very far apart. >> the fact is, we were forced to move on our own. >> reporte
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Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
another night in the cold. >> the us sent nuclear experts. insurance companies said this could be the second worst disaster behind hurricane katrina. >>> our complete coverage continues with mike hellgren. he spent the day at three mile island in pennsylvania with steps being take ton keep all of us safe. >> reporter: they are stressing safety campaigns. japan's nuclear crisis has a similarity to three mile island, a partial meltdown. there wasn't enough water to cool the core, leading to the release of radiation. >> we make enough electricity for 800,000 homes right here. the whole culture of our industry is to continuously improve. >> reporter: people living in the shadow of the plant can't shake the nightmares. >> i was scared. >> reporter: three mile island, along with peach bot tom and calvert cliff are the closest to baltimore. representatives want to assure the public they're safe eye think the people around calvert cliffs in those communities are completely safe. i do not believe they should be concerned at all with the continue the operations. >> reporter: three mile island t
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Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
, which is why it has generated so much outrage. >> we're tired of paying for everyone else. >> all of us that pay at the pump. we've got to do something about the problem. >> reporter: a gammon -- gallon of unleaded regular is up more than 70 cents. >> okay, mike. thank you. the tax could go into effect as early as july. new at 6:00, what howard county executive is saying about this contentious issue. >> it's also an important day for another controversial issue in annapolis. a vote on same-sex marriage hits a snag in the committee. political reporter pat warren explains, the committee it s trying to -- is trying to clear the way for a vote. >> reporter: the margin for passing or failing to get same- sex marriage out of committee is slow slim, it squeaks. which is why when two delegates failed to show up today, the committee chairman put the brakes on. one of those delegates, jill carter, from baltimore, says she wants some concessions before she'll give her approval. >> reporter: after hours of testimony last week, the house judiciary committee last week was expected to vote on same- se
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